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Pot Holder Cafe

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3700 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803-6105
+1 562-433-9305
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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Showing 48: English reviews
Hull, UK
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Great little joint, had to wait ages for a table as so popular and this was on a week day and when you see the food and taste it you can see why.

1 Thank Lynnep_Willerby
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

This little gem has been on Broadway in Long Beach for years. They have also opened one in downtown, but the locals can be found most often at the original site. Funky, fun & consistent with great burgers, gigantic sandwiches & hearty breakfasts.

1 Thank Bebe44
Long Beach, California
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168 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

If you are interested in hanging out with folks who have been thinking themselves hip for the past 20+ years and want to relive your former glory days, then this is the place for you. Personally, I think it's a bit embarrassing. As a breakfast spot, the food is fine. Note that it is not located on Retro Row as... More 

Thank Alexander_Designs
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

When I visit from Atlanta, this is a must do breakfast spot once I get adjusted to time difference! I love the huge portions! My husband and I can order one entree and it is enough to feed both of us!! They are so friendly too. I love the potatoes the best!! The food is always good! You will not... More 

Thank Kthompson12
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

This is a hipster hang-out. It's on Long Beach's "Little Melrose" or as it is more officially known -- "Retro-Row" The food is good and the place is definitely on the cozy side but it's clean. Worth a stop.

Thank Observer333
Long Beach, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

They just do breakfast right. Eggs over medium (perfect) bacon and hash browns extra crispy (perfect) what ever you ask for specially cooked they do (perfect) BTW their Turkey club sandwich is ultra good. The lady servers are the greatest It like eating @ a friends house..

Thank SueandLou L
Las Vegas, Nevada
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305 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

I have been here a few times when visiting a friend who lives down the street. I would have been here a ton more times, but there is always a long wait and I'm not always patient enough to do that. Once you are actually inside the restaurant the wait staff has a friendly, familiar manner that makes you feel... More 

Thank mauiwolf
Portland, Oregon
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172 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

We visit family in Long Beach. So, we walked down the street to Potholders. Small, busy little cafe. The service was very friendly and informative. The menu consisted of breakfast and lunch. We had six in our party, half had breakfast half had lunch. The omlets that were huge and it came with a heaping full of potatos. The plate... More 

1 Thank Debbie G
los al
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

Great place to start your day. Locals will confirm, but if you are traveling through, this is the place to go for breakfast. Potatoes can be done your way, eggs are perfect. They used to serve corned beef hash and eggs only on Sat. morning and I think this is still the best day to go if you want the... More 

Thank warnerbros2
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

Very friendly staff who even remembered how we like our coffee in the morning! Mention Gallery 421 and get a 25% discount!

Thank Cathy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803-6105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-433-9305

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?